How we use GIS

We use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a standalone charting and analysis tool. It is used to support all aspects of Seaforth operations, from the planning of surveys, preparing figures for proposals and reports, preparation of maps and charts to fulfill client requests, and to Q/C surveyed datasets.

A GIS is essentially a grouping of organized spatial datasets, both vector and raster based, that share a common theme. It is a data management tool. The data contained within can be edited and analyzed, with new datasets derived from pre-existing ones. GIS is also a data presentation tool where the data within may be visualized in many different ways. For example, data may be visualized together by overlaying one dataset on top of another.

We also use GIS to support field survey activities, such as the mapping of installed buried cable positions as found by a cable locater device.

GIS Example - Screenshot

GIS Projects:

Nova Scotia: Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy

Project Date: 2006-2012
We use GIS to support the activities of the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE). GIS is used to fulfill on demand charting and data requests from project partners, as well as to maintain all FORCE related data in a unified repository.